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Polivy is a cancer medicine used to treat adults with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) whose cancer has returned or has stopped responding to other treatments and who cannot have a bone-marrow transplantation.
It is used in combination with two other medicines, bendamustine and rituximab.
DLBCL is rare, and Polivy was designated an ‘orphan medicine’ (a medicine used in rare diseases) on 16 April 2018.
Polivy contains the active substance polatuzumab vedotin.
Polivy : EPAR - Medicine overview (PDF/130.77 KB)
First published: 27/01/2020
Polivy : EPAR - Risk-management-plan summary (PDF/176.59 KB)
First published: 27/01/2020
Last updated: 08/06/2022
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This medicine is under additional monitoring, meaning that it is monitored even more intensively than other medicines. For more information, see Medicines under additional monitoring.
This medicine received a conditional marketing authorisation. This was granted in the interest of public health because the medicine addresses an unmet medical need and the benefit of immediate availability outweighs the risk from less comprehensive data than normally required. For more information, see Conditional marketing authorisation.
This medicine was designated an orphan medicine. This means that it was developed for use against a rare, life-threatening or chronically debilitating condition or, for economic reasons, it would be unlikely to have been developed without incentives. For more information, see Orphan designation.
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10/03/2023 Polivy - EMEA/H/C/004870 - N/0022
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Polivy in combination with bendamustine and rituximab is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who are not candidates for haematopoietic stem cell transplant.
Polivy in combination with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone (R-CHP) is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with previously untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).